DPA 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone
The DPA 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone is a plug and play 5.1 recording system for recording sound ambience, sports broadcasts, video productions and documentaries. No additional signal processing is needed and the mic can be attached to a camera, mic stand, suspension mount or handheld and is light and weather proof enough to survive all manner of shooting locations.
The 5100 works through using five miniature pressure transducers that reject wind and mechanical noise with low sensitivity, low distortion chance, highly consistent low frequency response and a large dynamic range. Channel separation and directionality is achieved through DPA’s DiPMic system which mounts interference tubes on the L/C/R capsules coupled with acoustic baffles that further preserve the accuracy levels between each channel.
The front three mics are time coincident so as to reduce comb filtering and ensure paramount frequency consistency when mixed down to stereo and mono. The rear mics are optimally spaced from each other and the front to maintain the most natural time differences to each channel.
The end result of DPA’s innovative design approach is a surround atmosphere that is rich, smooth and fully enveloping, great in its coherence, channel separation and localization accuracy.
The 5.1 output of the 5100 runs through a multi-pin Lemo connector carrying all six channels electronically balanced, while an enclosed five-meter (16 ft), six-pair Mogami cable breaks out to six Neutrik XLR-M connectors.
*Pictured microphone stand not included.
DPA 5100 Features
- Plug-and-play solution
Lightweight and portable
Rich, smooth and fully enveloping sound
Discrete 5.1 analog output – no processing needed
DPA 5100 SpecificationsDirectional characteristics: DirectionalPrinciple of operation: Pressure, with interference tubeCartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser elementFrequency range: L, C, R, LS, RS: 20 Hz to 20 kHz; LFE: 20 Hz to 120 HzFrequency range, ± 3 dB: L, C, R: 200 Hz to 16 kHz; LS, RS: 100 Hz to 12 kHz; LFE: 20 Hz to 120 HzSensitivity, nominal ± 3 dB at 1 kHz: L, C, R: 26 mV/Pa; LS, RS: 28 mV/PaEquivalent noise level, A-weighted: L, C, R: Typ. 18 dB(A) (max. 21 dB(A)); LS, RS: Typ. 20 dB(A) (max. 23 dB(A))Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: L, C, R: Typ. 29 dB (max. 32 dB); LS, RS: Typ. 31 dB (max. 34 dB)S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): L, C, R: Typ. 76 dB(A); LS, RS: Typ. 74 dB(A)Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <1% up to 123 dBDynamic range: L, C, R, LS, RS: 103 dB; LFE: 100 dBMax. SPL, peak before clipping: 132 dBOutput impedance: 50 OhmCable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)Output balance principle: Active Signal balancedCommon Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): 60 dB, 50 Hz - 20 kHzPower supply: 48 V Phantom powerCurrent consumption: Typ. 5 mA (max. 5.5 mA)Connector: Lemo multipinColor: BlackWeight: 500 g (17.6 oz)Diameter: W: 240 mm (9.4 in), H: 140 mm (5.5 in), D: 195 mm (7.7 in)Capsule diameter: 5.4 mm (0.2 in)Cable length: 5 m (16.4 ft)Cable color: BlackCable diameter: 9.3 mm (0.37 in)Maximum output voltage: L, C, R, LS, RS: 1,8 Vrms / 2,5 Vpeak; LFE: 1 Vrms / 1,4 VpeakPolarity: Positive
- Additional Information
Manufacturer DPA Microphones SKU SDPA5100 Model 5100 GTIN NA